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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Targeting Tampa Bay's wide receivers

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

We'll continue our team-by-team look at how wide receivers performed (in terms of drops and how frequently they were targeted) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Player Targets Catches Drops % Caught % First Down
Antonio Bryant 137 83 5 60.6 43.8
Michael Clayton 61 38 2 62.3 34.4
Joey Galloway 28 13 1 46.4 21.4
Ike Hilliard 58 47 2 81.0 53.4

Notes: Running back Warrick Dunn actually led the Bucs in drops with six. ... Bryant tied for seventh in the league with 60 catches for first downs, one less than Atlanta's Roddy White, who led the league in that category. ... The Bucs led the division with 32 dropped passes (including those by tight ends and running backs). Jacksonville led the league with 40 drops.